Not sure if I am being stupid or what, but I am trying to work on a Dev version of an existing site in preparations for some big updates I'm working on, but don't want my users to be unsettled by the changes whilst it's "Work in progress"
Is there an easy way to have the Dev site kept up-to-date with posts being made on the live site? Ideally I don't want to have to do the work twice.
My previous dev site work involved me taking a dump of the Live site and working on that. The problem was, when I finished getting it how I wanted and 100% working as expected, the data was all out of date. I then had to re-do the design changes and forum layouts AGAIN on the live site with the up to date posts and threads.
Is there an easy way I can have one DB update another, without the risk of something breaking on the dev site taking down the live site?